What are you doing so early this morning?
Metrical stuff. You know, that is how Canadians and other foreigners measure things. I don't know why they have to complicate something so simple and straight forward.
Metrical? You mean metrics?
I had to figure out what a centimeter was. Why don't they use inches? If it was good enough for George Washington it is good enough for me.
Why do you need to know about a centimeter?
Well that is pretty slow.
If you back calculate very carefully, you will find that back in dinosauruous times the moon was twelve feet away from earth.
I'm not sure that is...
That is what killed the dinosaurs, the tall ones anyway. The moon whacked them.
I don't think...
Why do you think we only have shortl dinosaurs today, like crocodiles and lizards? Did you know about this? Why isn't it in our school textbooks?
Maybe your calculations are off.
Scientists know this, but they aren't telling people. It is a conspiracy and that is what concerns me.
Have you had your second cup of coffee yet?
Have you ever seen an eclipse, when the moon sneaks right there in front of the sun?
I believe it is called a solar eclipse.
Uh no. Why should it?
Haven't you been paying attention? The moon is moving away from us at four centimeters a year. How come it just so happens that the moon is at the precise point to blot out the sun right now? If the moon was closer to the earth, you would see no hint of the sun at all on during one of those eclipse things. You couldn't see the suns vapors around the edge of the moon. If it were further away from us, then you would see a whole lot of sun around the edges of the moon.
Doesn't that concern you?
I don't understand.
Right now the sun and moon fit perfectly. Why now? Think about it. The sun is a whole lot bigger than the moon, but the geometric fit just happens to be perfect. Now.
I don't know. Coincidence I guess.
Haven't you ever watched detective shows? What is the one line you always hear? "There are no such things as coincidences!" If we were here a million years ago, the moon would have been 4,000,000 centimeters closer. If we were here a million years later, the moon would have been 4,000,000 centimeters further away. That's a lot of centimeters.
But isn't that only twelve...
So why is it that at this particular time the moon isn't too far away or too close? Huh? Why right at this precise moment? Science won't tell you. They are afraid to.
But you know the reason?
I dreamed about it last night.
That isn't the type of thing most people dream of.
We saw a movie last night. The movie was stupid. So stupid that we couldn't stop watching. Actually it was designed to be stupid so that you would laugh, and we did.
Is this some sort of bizarre lead-in to a movie review?
What is it about?
"Paul", the alien, is trying to get back home.
You will learn that Paul consulted with Stephen Spielberg on the writing of ET. You will also learn that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, two science fiction geeks with a RV, is helping Paul get back home. You will also learn that every science fiction movie you have ever seen is pretty much true.
And this caused you to dream about the moving moon?
About aliens. And the moon's strange behavior. It can't be a coincidence. There are no such things as coincidences!